This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-11-05 01:00:00 to 2016-11-07 04:00:00. View results

The first thing to do is make sure you have registered by filling out this form here. You only count as registered when you fill out that form, registering here is not enough.

Once you have that filled out hop over and join our Slack channel. It will be used pretty much all communications. Prior to the event we will be using it to keep people posted about updates and allow people to get to know each other ahead of time. During the Jam we will use it for announcements, meal calls, and anything else that comes up plus we encourage teams to do the same.

The rules

Please release you Jam project and it's source under a CC-BY licence. The coal here is to create games to help people, if you have a good idea we want it to get out there and help people.

The theme for this event is social justice and civil legal aid, we want games that in some way promote awareness of or address some of the issues.

Some examples of issues include:

  • Debt Repayment
  • Foreclosure
  • Wage Theft
  • Veteran's Benefits
  • Fraud and Predatory Lending

A few game and game like applications that are good guidelines.

It's completely ok if you don't have any background knowledge on any of these issues, There will be legal professionals participating in this jam that will be able to bring you up to speed. In addition there might be some pre-event planning going on in Slack so if you check that out you may get some ideas.

For those of you who prefer you games analog instead of digital we have you covered too, we will be providing materials for you to create your board or card games.

We recommend you bring the following

  • A laptop with everything you think you will need preinstalled
  • Computer peripherals, having a real mouse in nice and everyone will appreciate you having headphones
  • Comfy Clothing, you are going to be working long and hard,
  • External hard drives, it makes sharing around files in a team a lot easier
  • Camera, it's a great way to document the event and there will be some late night moment you won't want to forget.

We will be providing the following

  • Meals, drinks, and snacks. no one should go hungry
  • Space and internet,
  • Pens and Paper for notes and sketching
  • Supplies for making board games prototypes, mostly in the form of old games to be re-purpose plus some crafts materials

Banner design by Lil Chan

Hosted by LSNTAP and Northwest Justice Project

We are happy to announce our sponsors for this event are:


UW School of Law

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